UQ researchers recognised for their research on protecting the environment

10 Jan 2024

Dr Elvis Okoffo from UQ’s Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences received a 2024 Max Day Environmental Science Fellowship Award.

Dr Elvis Okoffo, UQ’s Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences 

Dr Okoffo is researching the extent of microplastic pollution in Moreton Bay to assess the risks to marine life in the bay and inform plans to help protect this important environment.

He will use his Max Day grant to continue sample collection from the waters of Moreton Bay, developing novel sampling approaches and analytical techniques for monitoring plastic residues in these environmental samples. 

Dr Jiaying Li was highly commended for her research into antibiotic exposure and antimicrobial resistance in urban water systems.

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